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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011

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NEWS

BOR TO MEET THIS WEEKNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in West Des Moines Sept. 20.  The agenda is posted at http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings/DocketMemos/11Memos/September2011/september2011docket.htm

DO’S AND DON’TS RELATED TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIESNEW

With the 2012 presidential primary race in full swing, the American Council on Education has released the memo, Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities. For details, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/3vmaoej

CSBS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The Counseling Program (Mental Health and School Counseling) is one of two Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs accredited graduate counseling programs in the state.UNI's program was the first accredited mental health counseling program in the nation (1990).

SABIN HALL REDEDICATION, PUBLIC POLICY ALUMNI PANELNEW

Recently renovated Sabin Hall will be rededicated at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Following the ceremony will be a reception and building tours. The Lt. Governor and other special guests will speak. The Graduate Program in Public Policy will celebrate its 20th anniversary later that day with a reception at 4 p.m., in the building atrium. A panel of public policy alumni will discuss "Current Issues in Community Development" at 11 a.m., in University Room, MAU. All events are open to the campus community. 

UNI STUDENT NEWSNEW
POP IT FORWARDNEW

Stop by Lawther Field between noon and 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 and create your own Pop-Tart shake. Also enjoy some inflatable fun and other activities. This event was made possible by a UNI student who won 100,000 Pop-Tarts in a contest. A majority of the Pop-Tarts went to charity; 5,000 Pop Tarts were donated to UNI. Sponsored in part by the UNI Residence Hall Association.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGNOSIS NEW

Learn about the Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) method of course evaluation from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the Oak Room, MAU. SGID uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to the instructor midway through a course. Facilitators will be Deedee Heistad, Doug Shaw and Virginia Arthur. Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks provided.

I AM UNI -- THE YEAR IN REVIEWNEW

The "I am UNI" initiative kicked off in October 2010. The program is now in its second year. University Relations will host a review of the first year of the program and preview what's ahead at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the University Room, MAU. For more information, call 273-2761.

UNI FORENSICS HIRING JUDGES FOR HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTNEW

The UNI Forensics team will host an all-events high school tournament Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 on the UNI campus. Judges with experience in debate (Lincoln Douglas, Policy, Congress, Public Forum) and individual events (speech) are needed for part or all of the weekend. Judges will be paid and fed during the tournament. The schedule is available at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/ia/uni/info.asp?p=7. If interested, contact Kate Lavelle, at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu or phone 273-7200 by Sept. 23.

NOMINATE THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE YOUNEW

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is accepting nominations for the Women of Innovation Awards through Sept. 30. These awards acknowledge women in nine categories, including academic excellence. Last year, UNI had multiple nominees and several winners of this prestigious award. For award descriptions and criteria, visit www.technologyIowa.com. The deadline is Sept. 30.

POWER OF THE PURSE V: LET'S SPEAK FEMALE NEW

Margaret May Damen, guest speaker, will share insights from her book "Women, Wealth & Giving: The Virtuous Legacy of the Boom Generations" Tuesday, Sept. 27. View the day's agenda and breakout sessions at http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p102 or contact the UNI Foundation at 273-6078.

CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION FACULTY BOOK READING GROUP

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is organizing a faculty book reading group. The group will meet from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 11 LNG, to discuss Deborah Lipstadt’s "The Eichmann Trial." Copies of the book will be provided at no charge to participants beginning Monday, Sept. 26.  At 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Monday, Oct. 24, the film “The Trial of Adolf Eichmann” will be shown in 2 SAB. These screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact chge@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/chge.

3RD ANNUAL GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL AGING

In conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium in October, Des Moines University will host “The Challenges of Global Aging” on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) is a collaboration of eight Iowa colleges including UNI, that offers and expands international health learning experiences for students. Attendees will get to see poster presentations from students who’ve had global health experiences. The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 30. Register at www.heartlandconsortium.org.

MEMFIS USER'S GROUP MEETING

Plan to attend the MEMFIS User's Group meeting at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in 109 MAU. Information about the MEMFIS Upgrade and changes users will experience as a result of the upgrade will be presented. Everyone is welcome to attend.

USING CLICKERS LEARNING FORUM

Turning Technologies is sponsoring Francis Schlemmer from the University of Illinois who will share best practices and effective usages of clickers in the classroom. Three sessions will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 138 ITTC. Engaging Students in Large and Small Classrooms with Clickers will be offered at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Clicker Best Practices and Writing Good Clicker Questions will be offered at 11:30 a.m.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS PERSONAL TRAININGNEW

Trying to push your workout to the next level? Need a little extra motivation to get moving? The WRS Personal Training Program can help. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167, kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.